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Cycling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Points Race

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 20, 2000
Format: 160 laps (40 km.). Sixteen sprints, one every 10 laps (2.5 km.) with points awarded - 5-3-2-1 - to the top four finishers in each sprint. Points on the last sprint doubled.

Gold: ESP Joan Llaneras
Silver: URU Milton Wynants
Bronze: RUS Aleksey Markov

Summary

As in 1996, the Sydney points race was a single final contested over 40 km., with 23 cyclists starting. The race was won by the 1996 and 1998 World Champion, Juan Llaneras of Spain. Llaneras had only the fifth-most points in the race, but there were two big breaks during the race and he went with both of them, and then eventually got off the front by himself, lapping the field to win unopposed over the last few laps. Later in the year he would win the World Championships again and would return to win a second gold in the event in 2008. The race among the eight riders who were only one lap down went to the surprising Uruguayan Milton Wynants, the first-ever cycling medal for that nation. Wynants, the early leader in the race, had only qualified for the Olympics through his placing at the B World Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal LM PTS
1 Joan Llaneras 31 Spain ESP Gold ---- 14
2 Milton Wynants 28 Uruguay URU Silver at 1 lap 18
3 Aleksey Markov 21 Russia RUS Bronze at 1 lap 16
4 Jo Ho-Seong 26 South Korea KOR at 1 lap 15
5 J'me Carney 31 United States USA at 1 lap 10
6 Franz Stocher 31 Austria AUT at 1 lap 8
7 Glen Thomson 27 New Zealand NZL at 1 lap 6
8 Silvio Martinello 37 Italy ITA at 1 lap 5
9 Brian Walton 34 Canada CAN at 1 lap 1
10 Stuart O'Grady 27 Australia AUS at 2 laps 26
11 Wong Kam Po 27 Hong Kong HKG at 2 laps 14
12 Bruno Risi 32 Switzerland SUI at 2 laps 13
13 Jonny Clay 37 Great Britain GBR at 2 laps 10
14 Juan Esteban Curuchet 35 Argentina ARG at 2 laps 8
15 Matthew Gilmore 28 Belgium BEL at 2 laps 6
16 Makoto Iijima 29 Japan JPN at 2 laps 6
17 Vasyl Yakovlev 28 Ukraine UKR at 2 laps 5
18 Wilco Zuijderwijk 30 Netherlands NED at 2 laps 3
19 Christophe Capelle 33 France FRA at 2 laps 2
20 Sergey Lavrinenko 28 Kazakhstan KAZ at 2 laps 1
21 Marlon Pérez 24 Colombia COL at 2 laps 0
22 Jimmi Madsen 31 Denmark DEN at 2 laps 0
23 Thorsten Rund 24 Germany GER at 2 laps 0